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Make Music and Media for the Glory of God!

Has God called you to lead and encourage the Church, using the breadth of your musical and creative ability?

In Moody’s one-of-a-kind Worship and Media Arts Program, you will grow your skills in music, songwriting, music technology, and worship leading. In our innovative media labs, you can also develop your skills in writing, speaking, drama, video, audio technology, and more. You’ll engage in a broad range of musical experiences, including applied lessons, recitals, ministry tours, and internships. You’ll gain hands-on experience by leading worship in chapels and area churches. You’ll have the opportunity to join a music ensemble and perform during public events like Candlelight Carols and Founder’s Week.

You will also receive rich training in Bible and theology (39 credits), which will prepare you well for whatever path God has for you!

This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

“Through Moody, I have seen God affirming me in His calling on my life to serve the church through music. God holds my life in His hands!”

Abby O.
Worship and Media Arts Major

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    Ways You Will Flourish in this Program

    As you study, you will:

    • Receive spiritual and musical mentoring through private applied lessons and music ensembles
    • Join a supportive, prayerful, collaborative community of musicians
    • Combine world-class musical education with Moody’s unique Bible, theology, and ministry core curriculum
    • Apply what you’re learning as you lead worship at chapel, your PCM, your local church, your internship, and elsewhere
    • Learn from the vibrant musical offerings and varied worship styles in downtown Chicago

    Worship and Media Arts Classes to Equip You

    Learn how to share God’s truth through music and media in these dynamic courses:

    • Music Theory I and II
    • Church Music History and Philosophy
    • Digital Music Notation
    • Planning and Leading Contemporary Worship
    • Leadership Topics in Worship and ministry
    • Principles of Audio Technology
    • Introduction to Communications
    • Music and Media Arts Electives
    • Applied Music Lessons
    • Music Ensembles
    • Music Ministry Internship

    For a detailed Worship and Media Arts program plan and additional Music Department information, click the button below.

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    All Music students participate in one or more of our vibrant ensembles every semester

      Meet Your Full-Time Music Professors

      Moody’s gifted and diverse music faculty provide a rich academic and collaborative environment for you to refine your musical and creative talents. Our professors possess real-world music ministry expertise with years of hands-on experience. They are passionate about God’s Word, music, and investing in their students.

      Dr. Jori Jennings, Program Head for Music and Professor of Music—Voice

      Dr. Desiree Hassler, Professor of Music—Voice

      Dr. Yongmin Kim, Chorale Conductor and Professor of Music—Voice 

      Dr. Brian Lee, Professor of Music—Piano

      Dr. Dan Mattix, Moody Campus Orchestra Conductor and Professor of Music—Composition

      Moody Music is also blessed to partner with multiple Chicago musicians and worship pastors who provide additional training and conducting as adjunct faculty!

      Here’s what students are saying about our professors:

      “I am continuously shocked at how much the communications professors care about students. I could give you a million examples: emails about opportunities that might interest me, last-minute meetings, talking after class, grabbing a quick meal.”

      Justin S.
      Communications Major
      “The conversations and feedback from professors Kammerzelt, Gustafson, and others helped me to identify my strengths and learn to recognize my own voice.”

      Lauren Kidd
      Moody Communications Graduate

      Learn more about our Music, Worship, and Media Arts faculty.

      Professions with an Eternal Purpose: Worship and Media Arts Degree

      When you graduate with a BA in Music—Worship and Media Arts, you’ll have the practical skills, expert training, and Biblical foundation to serve God as a:

      • Worship leader
      • Worship and media arts director
      • Music minister or pastor
      • Performing and recording artist
      • Communications director

      If you have a passion to reach others through music and media, Moody is the place for you!

      Discover how far God can grow your talents with a BA in Music—Worship and Media Arts from Moody.

      Contact our Music Department if you have any questions about the program:

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      “As an international student, studying at Moody felt like God has been so faithful to me. He has been opening doors for me and has blessed me with all that I need and even more. I am so grateful to God.”

      Prazwal C.
      Worship and Media Arts Major

      Financial Aid

      For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter students pay $399 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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      Moody Bible Music

      Check out performances from Moody Bible Institute music students and ensembles on Youtube. These videos showcase original music written by Moody students, student recital performances, and performances from our music ensembles.

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